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West Coast Tomato Growers | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

West Coast Tomato Growers (WCTG) relies on Hawthorne Rentals to provide three Cat generator sets during tomato season. According to the RunReady Magazine article, Vine Ripe, the rental generators ensure WCTG has enough backup power to run a smooth operation for packing and refrigerating 50 truckloads of tomatoes daily. 

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TC Construction | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

TC Construction is a general engineering contractor and loyal customer of Hawthorne Cat. TC construction recently worked with the City of San Diego on an overlay project. The relatively small paving project consisted of road repairs throughout San Diego. During this project, TC Construction learned that generating profit isn't as easy as signing a contract.

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Rowan Electric | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

Rowan Electric is an electrical applications company and a long-term customer of Hawthorne Cat. In the latest edition of On The Job Magazine, Co-Founders, Mark and Paul Rowan discuss how teamwork helped them to overcome the hardships of the economic recession. 

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Sharp Health Care | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

Sharp Health Care, San Diego's largest health care provider, depends on Caterpillar to ensure its facilities have reliable power 100% of the time. Sharp's Metropolitan Medical Campus has four Cat 3512 standby power generator sets. Additionally, the Chula Vista location has two standby power generator sets as well.

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USS Midway | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

After 47 years of service, the USS Midway is now permanently docked in San Diego Bay. The Midway is a floating WW II museum and features more than 60 exhibits, a gift shop, and a theatre. 

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Video | UCSD Jacobs Medical Center Installs 4 Cat Gen Sets

The Jacobs Medical Center recently installed four Caterpillar 3516 CHD standby generator sets. The generators had to be installed before construction could begin on the structure around them. The four generators were installed in just under an hour. The diesel fire generators will provide emergency power for the hospital in the event of a power loss.

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S&B Engineering | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

S&B Engineering is a loyal Hawthorne Cat customer. The company may only be a few years old, but Co-Founders George Spirz and Josh Bridwell have decades of experience. Their combined experience has enabled the duo to gain valuable insight on how to efficiently run their earthmoving contracting business.

In the latest edition of On the Job magazine, Spirz explains how S&B's team is limited to just 10 employees. Together, they only work on small jobs within a 100-mile radius of San Diego County. Adopting the micro approach has enabled S&B to maintain control while maximizing their profits. Last year, S&B surpassed their projected profit by 20 percent and are expected to double revenue this year. Spirz and Bridwell maintain control by taking on a variety of administrative office tasks such as accounting and payroll. Their experience and extensive skill set have also enabled S&B to keep projects in-house instead of depending on subcontractors. Their fleet of Cat equipment keeps them on the job longer and able to complete projects in expected time.

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Republic Services | Hawthorne Cat Customer Spotlight

The Cat D7E Track-Type Tractor features a first-of-its-kind electric drive system. The electric drive system improves productivity and efficiency while lowering operating costs and dramitically reducing fuel consumption. Republic Services found this machine ideal for operating in a landfill.

According to the latest issue of Infrastructure Magazine, Republic Services found that the D7E's diesel electric powertrain proved to be the most efficient way to process 3,200 tons of waste. Electric features like the power module, propulsion module, and electric generator keep power flowing and the machine running longer. The D7E meets Tier 4 Interim Emission Standards and burns half the fuel as previous models of large track-type tractors. Machine operators prefer the D7E over other track-type tractors. The cab is more comfortable, it operates quietly, and you can set the hydraulic feed to their desired specifications.

Advantages of owning a Cat D7E Track-Type Tractor:

  • Fuel efficiency
  • Reduced owning and operating costs
  • Resourceful
  • Increased overall efficiency
  • Versatility
  • Meets Tier 4 Interim Emission Standards


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